As the minerals are exhaustible and non-renewable natural resources, their exploitation has to be done systematically and scientifically for sustenance. Augmentation of resources through improved mining and beneficiation methods and utilization of low-grade ores needs to be done to conserve minerals. These aspects constitute the essentials of the National Mineral Policy of India.
One method of conserving mineral resources is recycling. The increased need for mineral resources can partly be met by conservation. Conservation means using material wisely. One method of conserving mineral resources is recycling. Renewable resources have the capacity to get replaced by recycling through natural cycles.